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Whether you are a working professional or adult education student, UFV's Integrated Learning Design associate certificate is designed to equip you with the skills to create, evaluate, and revise curriculum and learning materials in any industry or setting where the transmission of knowledge is key to growth.
Delivered through experiential learning and work-integrated learning practices, the 15-credit program provides you with unparalleled breadth of knowledge and practical experience in the field of adult education.
The certificate can be completed in a year on a part-time basis, provided students complete the courses when they are offered. The Integrated Learning Design associate certificate is structured around social responsibility, with core courses drawing from inclusion, universal design, Indigenization, intercultural competence, and safety principles.
As part of the program, you explore course design concepts and lesson planning techniques. You expand your understanding of teaching philosophies and collaborative learning practices. You also gain practical expertise in learning strategies, instructional design, student assessments, and online teaching and learning processes.
In addition to core courses, the Integrated Learning design program offers interdisciplinary elective options in communications, graphic design, business, and computer information systems, which allow you to specialize in your own areas of interest.
After you graduate, you are ready to work as an instructor or a learning designer in a wide range of fields, including post-secondary education, corporate sector, healthcare, government and non-profit.
The Integrated Learning Design associate certificate provides you with a credential often required for employment in a wide range of industries in the educational field (e.g., government, business, healthcare, community, and post-secondary education).
As a graduate, you may launch a career as learning designer, instructional designer, training and development consultant, workplace trainer, learning strategist, e-learning developer, curriculum designer, or group facilitator. With additional credential or work experience, you may advance to positions such as college and planning instructor, vocational school administrator, public health educator, or education consultant.
The Integrated Learning Design program may also open doors to international work opportunities as corporations and post-secondary institutions around the world are out-sourcing their learning design and e-learning course materials. India, for instance, is a hotbed for instructional design and e-learning production.
Applicants must meet the degree/diploma level English language proficiency requirement. For details on how this requirement may be met, see the English language proficiency requirement section of the calendar. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:
The Adult Education department will consider applications from working professionals with at least three years of significant and relevant Adult Education or related experience, even though these applicants may not possess the required GPA, course grades, or course currency necessary for entry into a degree program. The department will exercise its discretion in such cases and, where warranted, accept students on a conditional basis.
Students accepted to the program under this applicant category will be required to support their application by submitting a resume and/or letters of reference to the program advisor, as determined by the department.
Contact Adult Education advisor for more information.
Apply to Qualifying Studies to upgrade your qualifications if you do not currently meet the Bachelor of Arts in Adult Education entry requirements.
The Integrated Learning Design associate certificate prepares you to: